With the news that a Scottish restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes, we take a look at all the AA Rosette awarded restaurants in Scotland.
From small family-run establishments to restaurants in large hotels and castles, you can find a restaurant with AA Rosettes all over Scotland.
Here is the full list of restaurants with AA Rosettes in Scotland, as of 2023.
What are AA Rosettes?
Launched in 1956 by the AA as a guide to travelling to good places to eat (much like the Michelin Guide), the AA Rosette inspectors assess the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels across the UK.
AA Rosettes range from five to one, with Scotland having one five and six four AA Rosettes awarded restaurants.
Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those awarded four AA Rosettes are considered among the top restaurants in the country.
Two AA Rosettes are awarded to excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve high standards and consistency in their cooking, with obvious attention to detail to the selection of quality ingredients.
One AA Rosette is given to restaurants that achieve standards that stand out in their local area. AA inspectors will note that 'they serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.'
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